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UNH Extension Seeks a Public Affairs Manager

UNH Extension Seeks a Public Affairs Manager | Extension

The public affairs manager coordinates University of New Hampshire (UNH) Cooperative Extension county office operations and public affairs activities to further UNH’s community engagement, while developing local leaders and champions among Extension staff, volunteers, and stakeholders. UNH Cooperative Extension has staff in each of N.H.’s 10 counties and performs vital work throughout the state. This position enhances the awareness and reputation of UNH among elected officials and the State of New Hampshire, while providing coordination and support for county operations.

The public affairs manager reports to the assistant director of operations for UNH Cooperative Extension, and works closely with the university’s director of government relations.

UNH is a federal contractor within the meaning of the Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. This position may require that you be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the future, unless you apply for and receive a religious or medical exemption.

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About the Extension Foundation

The Extension Foundation was formed in 2006 by Extension Directors and Administrators. Today, the Foundation partners with Cooperative Extension through liaison roles and a formal plan of work with the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) to increase system capacity while providing programmatic services, and helping Extension programs scale and investigate new methods and models for implementing programs. The Foundation provides professional development to Cooperative Extension professionals and offers exclusive services to its members. In 2020 and 2021, the Extension Foundation has awarded 85% of its direct funding back to the Cooperative Extension System, 100% of funds are used to support Cooperative Extension initiatives. 

This technology is supported in part by New Technologies for Ag Extension (funding opportunity no. USDA-NIFA-OP-010186), grant no. 2023-41595-41325 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or the Extension Foundation. For more information, please visit You can view the terms of useat

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